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Historical Events In 1940

Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Jul 15   Robert Wadlow world's tallest man (8'11.1"), dies at 32 on this day in history.  

Jul 15   Voluntary Defence Force (VDC), composed mainly of World War One veterans, formed by Returned Sailors' Soldiers' and Airmen's League of Australia for home defence on this day in history.  

Jul 16   NSB'er Woudenberg appointed as NVV-trustee in the year 1940.  

Jul 17   In the year 1940 phyllis Davis, Port Arthur Tx, actress (Love American Style, Vega$)  

Jul 18   1st successful helicopter flight, Stratford, Ct in the year 1940.  

Jul 18   The first successful helicopter flight, Stratford, Ct in the year 1940.  

Jul 19   Hitler orders Great Britain to surrenders in the year 1940.  

Jul 19   On this day in history samuel H Chang, US newspaper magnate, murdered in Shanghai  

Jul 20   Germany occupiers forbid Dutch Communist Party (CPN) in Netherlands in the year 1940.  

Jul 20   On this day in history singles record charts first published by Billboard-Tommy Dorsey #1  

Jul 20   In the year 1940 y G Van de Peat, Dutch director of employment, commits suicide  

Jul 21   On this day in history james E Clyburn, (Rep-D-South Carolina)  

Jul 21   On this day in history soviet Union annexes Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania  

Jul 22   On this day in history alex Trebek, Sudbury Ontario, TV game host (High Rollers, Jeopardy)  

Jul 22   Dutch prime minister De Geer meets Hitler seeking peace talks on this day in history.  

Jul 23   "Blitz" all-night air raid by German bombers on London begins in the year 1940.  

Jul 23   In the year 1940 "Blitz" begins, all-night raid on London  

Jul 24   1st illegal "Newsletter of Pieter It Hen" publishes in Netherlands in the year 1940.  

Jul 25   In the year 1940 john Sigmund begins swimming for 89 hrs 46 mins in the Mississippi R  

Jul 26   Formation of Royal Australian Air Force Nursing Service (RAAFNS) in the year 1940.  

Jul 27   In the year 1940 billboard magazine starts publishing bestseller charts  

Jul 27   On this day in history bugs Bunny makes his debut in the Warner Bros. cartoon A Wild Hare.  

Jul 28   In the year 1940 johann Richard Ohlsson, composer, dies at 66  

Jul 28   Phil Proctor, comedian (Firesign Theater) in the year 1940.  

Jul 28   On this day in history radio Orange, London begins  

Jul 29   In the year 1940 urk soccer team forms  

Jul 30   Clive Sinclair, British computer inventor (ZX Spectrum) on this day in history.  

Jul 30   In the year 1940 the birth of Sir Clive Sinclair, British Inventor  

Jul 31   38 U boats sinks this month (196,000 ton) on this day in history.  

Jul 31   Whitney Krakower, US gangster, murderrd by "Bugsy" Siegel in the year 1940.  

Aug 01   First expulsion of Jews from Cracow in the year 1940.  

Aug 01   On this day in history hMS OSWALD,sunk 10 miles SE of Cape Spartivento, SW Italy in Ionian Sea - rammed by Italian destroyer 'Vivaldi'.  

Aug 02   Clermont-Ferrand sentences Gen Charles de Gaulle to death in the year 1940.  

Aug 03   German occupiers forbid ritual slaughters & English & French movies on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1940

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   In the year 1940 birth of s. R. S. Varadhan, Indian-American mathematician  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of thelma Schoonmaker, actress/editor (Casino, Cape Fear, Good Fellas)  

Jan 04   Anthony Skooter Teague, Texas, actor (How to Succeed in Business) was born in the year 1940.  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973)  

Jan 04   Helmut Jahn, German architect was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of gao Xingjian, Chinese-born French novelist and dramatist, Nobel laureate  

Jan 05   Dany Saval, Oakland Calif, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Michael O'Donoghue, American writer (d. 1994) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1940

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   In the year 1940 death of panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865)  

Jan 04   On this day in history conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59  

Jan 05   Tina Modotti, [Maria del Carmen], Ital/Mexican communist, dies at 46 in the year 1940.  

Jan 12   Erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetiek), dies at 56 in the year 1940.  

Jan 18   Kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74 in the year 1940.  

Jan 20   On this day in history death of omar Bundy, U.S. army general (b. 1861)  

Jan 24   Emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52 on this day in history.  

Jan 25   In the year 1940 death of elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899)  

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